Integrated solid waste management model for developing country with special reference to Tezpur municipal area, India

The state of solid waste management in most of the urban areas of developing countries is now a major social and environmental challenge with the explosion of Population and the pace urbanization. In India in particular, the combined influence of poverty, population growth and rapid urbanization has tended to worsen the situation. In response to the waste challenge many developed countries have embarked upon ambitious environmental reforms, recording remarkable advances in best practices and sustainable management of MSW. However, like many developing countries, India has faced many problems to manage the MSW in a sustainable manner. The study aims to carry out an analysis on the waste management practices and to develop a integrated waste management model for Tezpur municipal area and for the similar environment.